2010 Football Board – Week 15 Recap


I’m still waiting to hear back from anyone on the Revis/Welker bet. I may have to find a copy of that game and watch where Revis lined up so we can close this bet. With two weeks left in the season, a lot of the bets are coming down to the wire and some can officially be closed. I’ve gone ahead and closed a few that have been over for a couple weeks now. And without further ado, let’s see where this board stands.

UPDATE 12-22-10: The guys covered the Revis/Welker bet on the podcast today and Matthew was horribly weaselly about trying to get Nate to change the bet. It ends up that Revis covered Welker for, at the most, 62% of the time.

Completed Bets:

  1. Will Revis cover Welker for 70% of NE’s snaps?
    Still waiting for word on this bet
    Winner: No (Nate)
  2. Will Tom Brady throw at least 31 TDs?
    As expected, Brady picked up his 31st TD on Sunday to win the bet for Nate.
    Winner: over 31 TDs (Nate)
  3. Who has more fantasy points: Fred Jackson or C.J. Spiller?
    Jackson is at 129 pts and Spiller is at 37 pts.
    Winner: Jackson (Matthew)
  4. Who has more fantasy points: LaDainian Tomlinson or Leon Washington?
    Tomlinson is at 140 pts and Washington is at 24 pts.
    Winner: Tomlinson (Matthew)

Open Bets:

  1. Who has more fantasy points: Clinton Portis or C.J. Spiller?
    Portis is at 37 pts and Spiller is at 37 pts. Spiller seems to pick up 3 points every week. As long as Spiller doesn’t get fumble-itis, he should win the bet.
    Projected winner: Spiller (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <—–—-|–——-o>Nate
  2. Who has more fantasy points: Wes Welker or Mike Sims-Walker?
    Welker is at 120 pts and Sims-Walker is at 88 pts. Even if Welker sat the final two weeks, I don’t think Sims-Walker could catch up to him.
    Projected winner: Welker (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——-–|—-——>Nate
  3. Who has more fantasy points: Donald Brown or Cadillac Williams?
    Brown is at 69 pts and Williams is at 78 pts. Nice of you to show up Donald and make this bet interesting. I like Brown more than Cadillac so even if Addai returns, Brown should be able to out-perform Cadillac but the lead may just be too much. On a side note, it seems like all Colts players have been very frustrating to own this year.
    Projected winner: Williams (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——-|-0—>Nate
  4. Will Joe Flacco throw for 4,000 yards?
    Flacco has thrown for 3,395 yards and is on pace for 3,880. Flacco had a stinker against New Orleans and made it very difficult for him to surpass 4,000 yards. He’ll need two 300 yard games to finish the season and he’s only had one so far this season.
    Projected winner: Under 4,000 yards (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——|0———>Nate
  5. Who has more receiving yards: Felix Jones (-50 yds) or Marion Barber?
    Jones has 393 yards (factoring in the handicap) and Barber has 49 yards receiving. I’ll hold off a week before I call this bet in favor of Jones, just in case Barber goes all DeSean Jackson on Sunday.
    Projected winner: Jones (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0——–|———->Nate
  6. Who has more fantasy points from week 2 on: Shonn Greene or Matt Forte (-10 pts)?
    Forte has 122 pts (factoring in the handicap) and Greene has 72 pts. It’s highly unlikely that Greene will catch Forte but crazier things have happened.
    Projected winner: Forte (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|———-0>Nate
  7. Who has more fantasy points from week 6 on: Dustin Keller or Vernon Davis?
    Keller has 28 pts and Davis has 64 pts. Both stunk in week 15 so no progress was really made. Keller still has an outside shot at catching up but he’ll need to have two huge games and Davis will need to be shutout again.
    Projected winner: Davis (Nate)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——–|——--0->Nate
  8. Who has more fantasy points from week 8 on: Pierre Garcon or Miles Austin?
    Garcon has 61 pts and Austin has 67 pts. Have I mentioned how annoying it is to own IND players? Austin should pull away with a huge game against Arizona but it would not surprise me to see Garcon go nuts with Collie out.
    Projected winner: Garcon (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——0|———->Nate
  9. Who has more fantasy points from week 9 on: Felix Jones or Ronnie Brown?
    Jones has 69 pts and Brown has 51 pts. Brown managed to find the end zone to end up with a decent week but that’s where all his “value” is at this point. Jones is far more productive at this point and should be able to keep his lead.
    Projected winner: Jones (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <0-——|———->Nate
  10. Who has more fantasy points from week 15 on: Deion Branch or Steve Johnson?
    Branch has 3 points and Johnson has 12 points. I guess I jinxed Branch last week as he broke his streak of solid starts. I still expect this bet to very close but I still find it hard to trust Johnson.
    Projected winner: Branch (Matthew)
    Confidence Meter: TMR <——-0|———->Nate

Nate is projected to win the board 15-13. Matthew isn’t out of it but he’ll need all the help he can get. He’ll need to win the close bets that he’s projected to win and for Flacco to reach 4,000 yards and Donald Brown to go crazy if he wants to claim this board.

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